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Scott named PBC Player of the Year

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GREENWOOD, S.C. – Cameron Scott was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year while three other Columbus State Cougars received All-Conference accolades Tuesday night at the annual PBC baseball awards banquet. The banquet took place in Greenwood, South Carolina. 

Scott becomes the sixth CSU player in conference history to be named Player of the Year. He joins Brandon O'Hearn (1996), Marty Richburg (1997), Brad Bouras (2000), Larry Pittmon (2004) and most recently Jason Rogers (2010) in the elite club. 

In addition, Scott was tabbed to the All-PBC first team along with outfielders Ryan Lewis and J.D. Pullen. Hart Mizell was honored on the All-PBC second team as a relief pitcher. 

Scott is having one of the finest seasons in CSU history this year currently boasting a .418 batting average with five home runs and 74 RBIs. His RBI total leads the nation while ranking second in the country in hits (81) and 15th in batting average. 

The switch hitter has added 20 doubles, the ninth most in the nation, and has a .460 on-base percentage. He also has 23 games with two or more hits, including six with four or more.

In his three-year CSU career, Scott is hitting .343 with 17 home runs and 154 runs batted in. He will leave Columbus State no worse than seventh on the all-time RBI list and fourth in doubles with 51. 

With his first team PBC honors, Scott becomes just the third player in CSU history to be named an All-PBC performer for three years joining Hall of Famers Brad Bouras and Brian Baker 

Ryan Lewis earns his second All-Conference honor after missing the entire 2012 season. The graduate student didn't miss a beat coming back better than ever this year hitting .395 with six home runs and 39 RBIs. He has helped set the table for one of the best offenses in the nation scoring 70 runs which is the most in the nation. The speedster has also added 24 stolen bases, the second most in the PBC. Lewis also ranks in the top 10 nationally with 77 hits. 

The Snellville native will leave his mark at CSU ranking in the top 10 in career games played (201), at-bats (765), runs (202), hits (268), doubles (41), home runs (27), RBIs (162), walks (106) and stolen bases (59). 

J.D. Pullen was named to the All-PBC first team as an outfielder after putting up great regular season numbers. Pullen is currently second in the PBC in batting average with a .396 mark while also ranking in the top 10 in the conference with a .466 on-base percentage. The left-handed hitter stands ninth in the nation with 59 runs scored and 10th in hits with 67. 

Pullen has added 10 doubles while also driving in 24 runs. Like Lewis, Pullen has been a threat on the base paths stealing 19 bases in 21 attempts. 

Hart Mizell was the final Columbus State player to be honored on Tuesday as he was named to the All-PBC second team as a relief pitcher. Mizell is having a fine season out of the pen for the Cougars recording eight saves in nine opportunities. His eight saves are tied for the fifth most ever by a CSU pitcher in a single-season. 

Overall, Mizell has a 2.10 ERA with a 2-2 record. He averages almost a strikeout an inning with 29 punch outs in 30 innings while opponents are hitting just .209 against him. 

Columbus State will play the first game of the 2013 PBC Tournament Wednesday morning against Georgia College beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET.

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